Molniya 3

Molniya 3

Object Description

Type: Molniya 3 Satellite
Int’l Designation: 1998 040A
Launched: 01 JUL 1998 @ 00:48 UTC
Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome LC43
Mission: Molniya 3-49


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 02 FEB 2011 @ 08:21 UTC ± 3 hours
Prediction Epoch: 02 FEB 2011 @ 02:30:54.142 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


Molniya 3 Satellite


Ground track plotted at 5-minute intervals
Blue Line – ground track uncertainty prior to predicted time
Yellow Line – ground track uncertainty after predicted time
Orange Line – Earth horizon as seen from the reentering body
White Line – day/night terminator (Sun location as indicated)
Note: Possible reentry locations lie anywhere along the blue and yellow ground track.

NOTICE: The materials about Upcoming Reentries are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for specific technical advice or opinions related to your particular facts and circumstances.